The San Jose Earthquakes host Minnesota United on Tuesday in a MLS Western Conference match. San Jose is ninth in the conference table at 5-7-7 on 22 points with a goal difference of -6. The Earthquakes are coming off a hard-fought, but disappointing 0-0 draw at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps. San Jose is unbeaten in each of its last eight matches but has earned only a draw in six of the eight.
San Jose has two wins and three draws in his last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored five goals and allowed three. San Jose has two clean sheets in it's last four matches. Javier Lopez has five goals to lead San Jose while Cade Cowell has scored four. Cristian Espinoza is the leader in assists with six while Cade Cowell has posted four.
Minnesota is fifth in the conference table at 7-5-6 on 26 points with a goal difference of -1. Minnesota was defeated at home on Saturday 1-0 by the LA Galaxy. Prior to its loss, Minnesota had gone unbeaten in 12 of its previous 13 matches since opening the season with four consecutive defeats. Minnesota took 21 shots in the loss to LA with six on target but could not put any into the net.
Minnesota has two wins, two draws and one loss in it's last five MLS fixtures. Over that span, Minnesota has scored eight goals and allowed six. Robin Lod is the leading goal scorer for Minnesota with six, while six teammates have scored two goals each. The leaders in assists are Emanuel Reynoso, Franco Fragapane and Lod with three each, and seven teammates each have one.